The spatial documentation of Djemila took place in 2013 & 2014 during 2 field campaigns, using terrestrial laser-scanning. This was a joint research project with Prof. Hamza Zeghlache from the University of Setif. The project is part of the intergovernmental Algeria/ South Africa research cooperation programme, coordinated by the Algerian Direction Generale de la Recherche et du Developpement Technologique and the National Research Foundation(NRF) of South Africa.
We have now (2020) used Reality Capture to remodel and add colour texture to the baptistry model.
Djémila, formerly Cuicul, is a small mountain village in Algeria, near the northern coast east of Algiers, where some of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ruins in North Africa are found. It is situated in the region bordering the Constantinois and Petite Kabylie (Basse Kabylie). In 1982, Djémila became a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique adaptation of Roman architecture to a mountain environment.